“What Does The Asylum Officer Want to Hear?”

Last time we discussed the importance of having a legal brief in the asylum application.  Today I want to talk about a subject that is very important to me: Why applicants should not tell the asylum officer what they think the officer wants to hear. In an earlier...

Why Do I Need a Legal Brief?

Last week we talked about the importance of having a lawyer in attendance at the asylum interview. I pointed out that many firms do not send a lawyer to accompany their clients at the interview. Many firms seem to believe that since the applicant’s chances of a grant...

On the Importance of Legal Representation at the Asylum Interview

I want to talk about the importance of representation at the asylum interview.  I mentioned to you that while I was serving as an asylum officer, lawyers often would not attend the interview with the applicants.  I would give a little speech about how they had a right...

Introducing Our New Asylum Consultant

Hello!  My name is Andrew Kushner.  I recently came on board with Alexandre Law as our new Asylum Consultant.  Over ten years ago I began studying Chinese; from 2008-2012 I lived in Taipei, Taiwan, studying in an M.A. program at National Government (Cheng Chi)...

How Much Does a Green Card Cost?

How much does a green card (Lawful Permanent Residence) cost? In several years of practicing immigration law, I have never heard anyone ask that question. However, investors seeking to come to the United States and take advantage of the American lifestyle often ask...